Peter Mantas is the leader of the firm’s litigation group in Ottawa, leader of the firm’s Procurement group and co-leader of the firm’s White Collar Defence and Investigations group.
Peter has particular expertise in matters involving government, tech, media, mining, Indigenous affairs, competition and trade. His knowledge covers corporate/commercial, administrative and criminal matters. He has extensive experience involving investigations, trials, appeals, tribunal reviews, and domestic and international arbitrations.
Clients appreciate Peter’s strategic advice, careful preparation and tough but reasonable approach. Frequently retained to represent clients in sensitive, high-profile matters, he is valued for his understanding of reputational risk, media relations and crisis management. Peter is an avid user and proponent of technology in his practice, and has argued significant cases by video.
Peter’s expertise has been recognized by Chambers, Benchmark Litigation, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers in Canada. He has been nominated in Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada. In 2020, Peter was invited to become a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.